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Editorial: UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students’

Editorial: UA Board of Trustees Making Decisions Based on Their Own Interests, Not the Students’

By The Buchtelite Editorial Board

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The Board of Trustees is not making decisions based on the interests of the students and faculty, but instead on trends that will ultimately destroy the credibility of The University of Akron. On Aug. 15, the board decided to phase out 80 “underperforming” academic programs, which were taken from ...

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

Letter to the Editor: Degree Cuts at UA

By Sharon Marquart, B.A. in French, Minor in Studio Art The University of Akron, Class of 2000

September 17, 2018


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Showcase

Dear President Green, Provost Ramsier and Members of the Board of Trustees, I am writing in response to the recent cuts that have been made to 19% of degree programs at the University of Akron. I graduated from Akron in May 2000 with a B.A. in French and a Minor in Studio Art, and I am currently an...

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

LGBTQ+ Terms to Know for Diversity Week

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Happy Diversity Week at The University of Akron! This week is about celebrating and learning about minorities, so in the spirit of that, I am going to teach you about LGBTQIA+ terminology. As a queer person, I find that many people, especially non-queer people, do not know the meaning of words relating...

A Conversation About Abortion

A Conversation About Abortion

By The Buchtelite Staff

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Personally, I am an avid advocate of a person’s right to an abortion. I believe that abortion is an inherent right of a person because it is their body. If you want to give the rights to a fetus, you are placing the rights a clu...

Engaging in Self Care is More Important than Education: Advice from Personal Experiences

Engaging in Self Care is More Important than Education: Advice from Personal Experiences

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

September 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

After the fourth 12-hour day in a row, I make my way home from my University job and throw myself onto the couch, utterly exhausted and unable to do anything but stare at the bundle of school work I have piling up. Since The University of Akron implemented Five-Star Fridays, my work day has become long an...

Akron’s Second Pride Festival: Bigger, Better than Before

Akron’s Second Pride Festival: Bigger, Better than Before

By Megan Parker, Copy Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Akron celebrated its second LGBTQ Pride Festival on Aug. 25, 2018, with the March for Equality from Highland Square to the activity-filled festival at Hardesty Park on West Market Street. Gertrude Wilms, Chief City Prosecutor and LGBTQ Liaison to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan said Akron’s first Pride F...

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

A Thanks to the Student Body and Buchtelite Staff

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The Buchtelite has grown substantially over the course of the school year and it could not have been done without the help of the student body. As the independent student newspaper, The Buchtelite takes pride in both writing news that students may not have known about and relaying their concerns and...

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

University Out of Touch With Graduating Students

By Robert Barrett, Jr. and Erika Newcome

May 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The University of Akron will be holding several graduation ceremonies from May 11 to May 13. Each of these ceremonies will be held at E.J. Thomas Hall. This may be of concern to many students. The University splits graduation ceremonies by divisions of respective colleges and degree levels, such as graduat...

Five-Star Fridays: Choose Between Health, Homework, Happiness

Five-Star Fridays: Choose Between Health, Homework, Happiness

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

May 4, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

With the end of my first year at The University of Akron almost in sight, I have been taking the time to look back at all the adventures I’ve been on, the friends I have made and the changes within myself as a full-time college student. As a college student who is physically disabled, I have been abl...

Make the Most of Your Summer: as Told by The Buchtelite Staff

Make the Most of Your Summer: as Told by The Buchtelite Staff

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com A great way to have fun this summer while simultaneously gaining volunteer experience is to volunteer at your local animal shelter. If you are an animal lover like me, you may want to spend time with animals. You could go to zoos, ...

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

Athletic Spending in Higher Education

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

At the beginning of April, I attended a talk at The University of Akron by Dr. B. David Ridpath. Afterward, I wrote an article reporting the happenings of the event but I feel more needs to be said about athletic spending, particularly at UA. Walking throughout Akron’s campus, several newer-lo...

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

President Steps Down; Students Deserve Answers

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Over the past two months, President Matthew Wilson has made a number of decisions that directly affect and concern students at The University of Akron. Although he says he cares about students, his claims are not consistent with his actions. On Feb. 15, students received a message from President Wilson th...

Making the Most of Spring Break

Making the Most of Spring Break

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

March 23, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Spring Break is a time of fun and relaxation for college students across the nation. Here are some ways our Editorial Staff likes to spend the week. Self Care Spring Break Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com For some, Spring Break is a time for excitement and travel, for others, ...

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

Breaking the Silence on Gun Violence

By Julian Curet, News Contributor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Within the borders of our country, there exists a silence as deafening as the hail of bullets raining down on our citizens. That silence is as strong as the walls of our governing institutions. It extends as far as the power of privilege extends through time and space. The silence exists to drown out...

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

The Vagaina Monologues: Benefitting Women, Providing LGBTQ Inclusion

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

On Feb. 3, the Women’s Studies Program and Multicultural Center at The University of Akron sponsored this year’s performance of “The Vagina Monologues,” a compelling play by Eve Ensler that provided an emotional rollercoaster for many of its viewers. “The Vagina Monologues” was written in 1...

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

Campus Safety for People with Disabilities

By Megan Parker, News Contributor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

During a false fire alarm instance in Leigh Hall, I was on the third floor wondering how to get out of the building. As a student with physical disabilities, I started thinking about what other people with disabilities should do in emergency events. Mark Beers, Emergency Management Coordinator, said safety ...

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

Diversity: A Commitment or a Buzzword?

By Robert Barrett, Jr., Copy Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Is diversity just a buzzword for universities or is it a true mission? Throughout the 2000s, diversity on college campuses has received extra emphasis throughout university administrations across the United States. Universities have made strides to show that their campuses are diverse places of le...

Valentine’s Date Ideas

Valentine’s Date Ideas

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

February 12, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Lifestyles, Opinion, Showcase

Shop N’ Date Brooklyn Dennison Editor-in-Chief editor-in-chief@buchtelite.com Do you have trouble picking out an outfit for date night on Valentine's Day? I know I sure do.Why don’t you go shopping with your significant other and pick out each other's outfits! It’s a great way to bond and have a good...

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

Memories of Akron Christmases Past

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

December 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief Ice Skating at Lock 3 I had never explored the holiday events at Akron until I went ice skating at Lock 3 a few years ago when my significant other took me ice skating for our first date. I had no idea how to ice skate, and it was probably a hazardous choice for th...

Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

Saving your Wallet: Tips to Save Money on Textbooks

By Ben Sewell, Guest Writer

December 16, 2017


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

For many college students, one experience that is shared is the price of textbooks. The University of Akron senior Grant Holtzapple, recalling a particularly expensive semester,  said every single textbook he was required to get for the courses were the newest edition and after totaling them th...

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

De-stress During Finals at Bierce

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

December 11, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

As finals week arrives, students seem to have similar feelings: anxiety over their exams and relief that the semester is over. For instance, Makayla Enriques, an Anthropology senior said she just can’t wait to be finished with classes. Her birthday is during finals week, she said, which she is lo...

Idea: Monetary Incentive for Students

Idea: Monetary Incentive for Students

By Elena DellaValle, Guest Writer

December 5, 2017


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion, Showcase

How exciting would it be if universities paid students for their good grades? Think about it; college can be a challenging experience, so receiving money for hard-earned A’s would be a tangible incentive in addition to the feeling of accomplishment from getting a good grade. The University of Akr...

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

How to Stay Sane During Finals Week

By Sala Wier, Copy Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

 Finals Week. These two words are sure to make every college student’s heart race. It’s the time of the semester where students scurry to solidify their grades. The University of Akron’s finals week starts Dec. 11 and ends Dec. 15. Finals week can be a rough time for college students. Nonstop s...

Halloween Tricks and Treats

Halloween Tricks and Treats

By The Buchtelite Editorial Staff

October 28, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Halloween can be a fun time, especially for college students. However, the holiday can also be unsafe if precautions aren't taken. Because of this, The editors of The Buchtelite have given you some tips and advice to stay safe during the holiday. The tips range from drinking alcohol safely to pumpkin carvi...

The Showing of Paragraph 175 for National Coming Out Day

By Brooklyn Dennison, Editor-in-Chief

October 21, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

Last Wednesday, The Zips Programming Network highlighted National Coming Out Day, a day most members of the LQBTQIA+ may celebrate, by showing “Paragraph 175,” a documentary about the persecution of gay men and women in Germany during the Third Reich. The documentary said that under Paragraph 17...

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

Shield Yourself Against the Flu

By Meenakshi Kodati, Correspondent

October 12, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion, Showcase

The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well...

UA Should Have More Left-Handed Desks to Become More of an Equal Opportunity Campus

UA Should Have More Left-Handed Desks to Become More of an Equal Opportunity Campus

By Adam Long and Amelia Dyck

October 2, 2017


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

An appropriate desk is arguably the most important item required in a classroom in order to facilitate learning. However, this basic need may not be met at The University of Akron. In a recent statistics class project, more than 200 students were sampled and approximately 16 percent were found to b...

Wi-Fi woes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I stare at my laptop in frustration. I watch the Wi-Fi icon at the top dance and blink as it tries to connect for what feels like an eternity. A minute or so passes and finally - a solid connection. I click the Safari icon and groan as my homescreen fails to load. I click the Wi-Fi icon to see wh...

Difference between PC and politeness

December 8, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

In a recent guest viewpoint, it was argued that political correctness is not ruining our country but is critical to our nation’s progress. It is imperative to note the difference between political correctness and mere politeness. It is certainly a common decency to respect one’s chosen pronouns a...

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

Akron Honey Company: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 8, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Akron has an abundance of unique small businesses and one of those that I just discovered is Akron Honey Company. Owner and beekeeper Brent Wesley calls his company “The Sweet Spot of Akron, Ohio.” Wesley started the business in 2013 when he found a lot of empty land that he bought and started w...

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

NOTO North & NOTO South: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion, Showcase

I found your retail therapy fix for finals week. NOTO North and NOTO South – two unique boutiques in Akron – are sure to give your mind a short break with some relaxing shopping. NOTO North features a collection of women’s and men’s new and gently used clothing, accessories, bath and body p...

PC: ‘Politically Correct’ or ‘People Caring’?

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

December 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

In today’s day and age, it seems that certain groups, specifically those associated with the political right, are quick to demonize individuals and organizations for being “PC,” or politically correct. It seems that within the last couple of years or so, there has been a movement in the U.S. to ...

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

Time Traveler Records: Hidden Gem of Akron 12-01-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Time Traveler Records is by far my favorite record store in Akron and it’s just about 10 minutes away from campus. You should shop at local businesses in order to give back to the community members that make Akron unique instead of going to bigger chain businesses. At Time Traveler Records, there is an impres...

Cover to Cover: A brutally honest journey on ‘The Underground Railroad’

By Katherine Tasseff, kit4@zips.uakron.edu

November 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

16-year-old Cora doesn’t have a birthday. Or a last name. Or a real family. All she has is a life of picking cotton every day until she dies. Cora, the heroine in Colson Whitehead’s new, 2016 National Book Award-winning novel “The Underground Railroad,” lives under the hellish shadow of...

Uncorked Wine Bar: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

Want to taste some quality wines while viewing quality art exhibits? This wine bar, art gallery and music venue needs to be your next location for date night and girl’s night. This elegant wine bar is located in Akron’s Historic District near Musica, BLU Jazz +, and Rubber City Clothing. The w...

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

Post-election despair, eh? Move to Canada

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

While many are unhappy with the outcome of the election, some may be truly considering what they said about moving to our happy neighbour up north, Canada. Once a harmless joke, it’s now something you may be seriously contemplating. To keep the mood light, I will explain some interesting things you sho...

Makeup hacks for the college girl

By Elyssa Whiteside, emw79@zips.uakron.edu

November 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Your alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and you hit snooze five times. You planned to wake up, make yourself breakfast, put on your favorite jams, and get ready to kill your presentation at 8:30 a.m. While having the most amazing dream (you’re finally on a date with Zac Efron), your sixth snooze goes of...

Dismay at front page photo

November 29, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a financial supporter and a graduate of the University of Akron [sic], I want to put on record my dismay at the front page color photo of a young lady holding up a sign containing an obscenity in the November 17 edition of The Buchtelite.  I never use that language; there are far better ways to exp...

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

Sweet Mary’s Bakery: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-22-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

  I know you’ll be binge eating yourself to oblivion on Thanksgiving, so why not stop by Sweet Mary’s Bakery for a festive pie and add just a few more calories. Baker Mary Hospodarsky has blessed West Akron with delicious baked goods. Her business began as a made-to-order bakery in 2006. She...

A look inside a march against Trump

A look inside a march against Trump

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

On Tuesday night at 11:00 p.m., an estimated 1,100 peaceful marchers walked down the sidewalks of W. Market Street to vocalize their opposition to President-elect Donald Trump, the policies he has proposed, and the bigotry and fear that he has used and created to reach the highest political office in...

Give Trump a chance

By Teresa Donisi, td56@zips.uakron.edu

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I accepted the fact that Donald Trump won. I never liked Trump. I didn’t like the way he talked about women and disregarded them. Then again, I didn’t think Hillary was much better. I kept my thoughts to myself most of the time, though. I looked at it as more of choosing Voldemort or Doloris Umbridge. ...

Rubber City Comics: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-17-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Are you a self-proclaimed comic book nerd? Stop by Rubber City Comics (RCC) in downtown Akron to expand your collection. You deserve to treat yourself because it’s almost finals week. The comic book store was started in Quaker Square back in 1976, but the name of the business and the location cha...

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

Stray Dog Cafe & Cart: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Imagine you’re studying at the Akron Public Library downtown and your stomach lets out a deep rumble. You have so much work to get done that your growling stomach is an inconvenience. You need something quick. Don’t worry, I know the perfect place for you. Stray Dog Cafe, which stemmed from the Stray...

Before signing the lease

By Riley McMahon, rem70@zips.uakron.edu

November 14, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

One of the best parts about going to college is living on your own. Many students spend their freshman year living in a dorm, experiencing all of the firsts as a college student. Then, as a sophomore, they begin looking for something a little more grown up. This is the part in students’ college car...

Rare times with Trump

November 14, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

Having read the Nov. 3 “The choice is clear” editorial, I do hope readers visit goo.gl/7W90VD. These are rare times.  My personal introduction to the world stage came when I watched the murder of Israeli Olympians in 1972 on live TV at the age of 9. I grew up in a family which espoused multi-l...

Pins for safety

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Have you noticed people wearing single safety pins on their shirts? It sounds like some crazy fashion trend of the 80’s but it’s actually a powerful signal to those around you that you love and support people of all backgrounds. As reported by many major news outlets, there has been an increa...

Post-graduation depression

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Congratulations, you’ve made it through college. It’s a huge accomplishment for anyone. It’s the initial step in the pursuit of a career that will bring you closer to your life’s goals. This is the time to get a job where you actually look forward to going into work because you love what you...

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

BLU Jazz +: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-10-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Think of BLU Jazz + as a fancier version of your usual club hangout with your crew. This club is located in downtown Akron, so it is quite accessible for UA students. BLU Jazz + is known for its quality live jazz performances in a modern venue setting with “state-of-the-art stage, sound, and l...

The Reel: Doctor Strange

By Alex Belovich, adb130@zips.uakron.edu

November 7, 2016


Filed under Reviews

Film: Doctor Strange   Doctor Strange is a refreshing new start for the Marvel movie franchise and for the Marvel Universe. Set in the present day, the movie tells the story of Dr. Steven Strange, portrayed by the dynamic Benedict Cumberbatch, a world-class surgeon who specializes in life-sa...

Male birth control study

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A new form of male birth control was being studied, but trials ceased due to the side effects men were experiencing. A hormone shot that lowered sperm count was given to the male trialists every eight weeks. The study found that it would be about 96 percent effective in preventing pregnancy. A tota...

Trump encouraging second votes

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s no secret that Donald Trump is concerned with the possibility of voter fraud in a system he thinks is rigged against him. To keep the Democrats from underhandedly winning the election, Trump is telling his supporters to go vote a second time. How is that possible? Is that possible? The obvious answer here ...

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

The Lockview: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-08-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Channel your inner kid with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich and a side of Goldfish, but feel grown up with a full menu of wine and beer at The Lockview. It sounds too good to be true, but I promise I’m being serious about these fancy grilled cheeses. They market themselves as a “Gourmet Grilled ...

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

Ely Road Boutique: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-01-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Come to Ely Road Boutique for unique and fashionable pieces and an adorable corgi named Huey. This local boutique is new to downtown Akron. Owner Suzie Pruitt opened the boutique in January, 2016. This boutique is located by the main library off of W. Market Street in Akron’s Downtown Historic Dis...

The choice is clear

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Who to vote for is not the only question on young people’s minds in this election. The other is whether to vote at all. To say both major candidates – Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans – do not satisfy one’s standards, and so will not receive one’s ...

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

The Steam Trunk: Hidden Gem of Akron 11-03-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Men, this Hidden Gem is for you. And don’t bash it because it’s considered a “boutique.” This shop has some of the most manly accessories and housewear you’ll find. The first thing I noticed here were the insanely cool skull accessories everywhere. Owner of The Steam Trunk, William Tomlin...

The Reel: The Accountant

By Kelcie Erbse "The Film Addict", kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Film: The Accountant The Accountant with Ben Affleck was a movie I had been looking forward to for a little while. The trailer sets the film’s protagonist up to be this really interesting, mathematical genius named Christian Wolf (played by Ben Affleck) who does some kick-ass things as an accountant ...

OK ladies, let’s get information

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

October 31, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

When you ask most adults what their feelings toward the 2016 presidential election are, oftentimes a resounding groan or exasperated sigh is the answer you are met with. Ask millennials, and the response is not all that dissimilar. Still, a striking difference between the two groups remains: voter t...

I Need Planned Parenthood

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I’m pro-choice and I’m in control of my body. I first went to Planned Parenthood over two years ago for medical reasons. After prolonged pelvic pain, which at the time I thought was being caused by ovarian cysts, I finally had a consultation with my doctor. I was sent away with no definite an...

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

Artisan Coffee Shop: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

Coffee is an essential part of the college life for many students, so it only seems appropriate to share with you a coffee shop with a cozy atmosphere. I want to expand your coffee horizons with a coffee shop other than your usual Starbucks or Einstein Bros.   Artisan Coffee Shop opened a little over a y...

Shared governance violated

October 26, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Regarding UA Ambassador Megan Hanft’s Oct. 24 guest viewpoint “Wilson, president at perfect time”: While all indications may be that the previously interim administrators (interim president and interim provost) are capable managers, making them permanent officers without formally discussing the...

Wilson, president at perfect time

By Megan Hanft, mnh37@zips.uakron.edu

October 24, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Professor Matthew Wilson transformed into President Matthew Wilson within a matter of months. He has created a whole new aura for The University of Akron that makes people feel comfortable on their campus, and he regularly engages with students and always appears at as many events as possible. Wi...

The truth of the triumvirate

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

This one quotation sums up college in seven words: “Good grades, sleep, social life: Pick two.” As a fifth-year senior, I know how the always changing scale of responsibilities can be a constant and never-ending struggle. When I came to college as a 17-year-old full-time post secondary student, I felt no...

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

Summit Metro Parks: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

Imagine the crunching of dead leaves under your feet and breathing in the smells of the woods surrounding you. Fall hiking is a great way to relax and, in Akron, there is so much beautiful scenery. If you’ve never been to a Metro Parks in the fall, you’re missing out. Each year, the Summit Metro Parks do the Ann...

It’s Not Too Bad Being Basic

By Kaylee Budd, kfb11@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

It’s fall time and there is proof of it all over campus: changing leaves, flannels in sight, riding boots, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes in hand. There has been a term associated with these seasonal trends and that is BASIC. We all know a basic when we see one. Newsflash: being basic may not be so bad aft...

Stop using #repealthe19th

By Dominic Grossi, djg63@zips.uakron.edu

October 19, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

#repealthe19th Have you seen it? A recent Snopes article made a slight downplay of the trending hashtag, with a claim that most of the hashtag’s use was to defame and denounce the hashtag itself. Yet, anyone with a Twitter account can and is encouraged to go into their Twitter search and look fo...

Response Op-Ed: Wrong to imply endorsement

By Sadie Thorman

October 17, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Re Nick Golina’s article of Oct. 13, 2016, “Danger to Title IX: Enough is Enough – Time for UA College Republicans to withdraw support for Trump” Our College Republican chapter understands that this election is controversial. Passion for politics is important, regardless of ideology. Our membe...

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

The Bomb Shelter: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-18-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 17, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion

 Visit The Bomb Shelter for unique finds that will make your dorm room or apartment the only place where your friends will want to hang out. A statement on thebombshelterstore.com summed it up perfectly: “Our space is arranged for viewing and engaging idea making — it’s a vintage museum where...

THE REEL: Film Reviews (10-18-16)

By Kelcie Erbse “The Film Addict”, kke6@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Film: Girl on the Train Moviegoers are flocking over Paula Hawkins’ widely successful novel “The Girl on the Train” reaching the box office this month, but not in a positive way. The ending is confusing, and some people are even saying it’s a knock-off of “Gone Girl,” as one critic pu...

It’s Time for a Break

By Abigail Bashor, acb130@zips.uakron.edu

October 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The middle of October for college students signifies the halfway mark of the fall semester. For the most part, students have adjusted into routines and stuck with them.   Having created some form of a balancing trapeze act between school, jobs, and extracurricular obligations, it can be difficult for...

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

Pav’s Creamery: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-13-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion, Showcase

As I’m sure you gathered from my first Hidden Gem of the semester, Chill Artisan Ice Cream, I  consume too much ice cream. I worked at an ice cream parlor for about five-and-a-half years, which has led to me needing ice cream every day. Which is why I want to reveal another one of my favorite ice cre...

Letter to the editor 10-13-16

October 12, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

In the past weeks I have been thoroughly disgusted by some of the grotesque images and regressive messages I have seen and heard on campus. I completely agree with anyone who is offended by them, however, I do not agree (as forty of [The Buchtelite’s] online poll respondents do) that they should be banned ...

Danger to Title IX: Enough is Enough

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 12, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

On behalf of the Aspiring Educators Program at The University of Akron, it is the position of our organization that, indeed, enough is enough. There is no excuse for Trump’s recent comments that suggest that he is guilty of not just blatant misogyny, but sexual assault of women. The implications o...

Cover to Cover: Friendship subverts suffering in Hanya Yanagihara’s ‘A Little Life’

By Logan Lane, Managing Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Hanya Yanagihara’s newest novel, “A Little Life,” puts four recent college graduates in the heart of New York City. These young men, all of whom met at the same university, strike out into the city to begin their lives and careers. There’s Willem, an aspiring actor working as a waiter; JB, a maga...

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

Third floor of Kolbe Hall: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 10-11-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 10, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Opinion, Showcase

With midterms and exams in full swing, students can be found cramming in every campus building. I’m sharing one of my favorite spots with you. For the past few semesters, all of my classes have been in two buildings, one of them being Kolbe Hall. I’ve spent hours on the third floor of this hall....

The Slow, Painful Death of Decency in Politics

By David Trujillo, dlt61@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

In 1992, George H. W. Bush got hammered by the news media and general public for checking his watch while at one of the Presidential debates. Acting like he wanted the event to be over was considered rude, and unbecoming. Fast-forward to 2016. While Barack Obama delivers a powerful and moving eulogy for ...

Why UA’s Starbucks aren’t worth your buck

By Jesse Harper, jlh286@zips.uakron.edu

October 5, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

The Starbucks that litter The University of Akron’s campus are, beyond the shadow of a doubt, the most unorganized, ill-managed, and poorly-functioning Starbucks that I have ever seen. The beverage quality is appalling, with the appalling beverage quality comes drinks that are far from worth the pri...

The Eye Opener & Arnie’s Public House: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-06-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

If an omelette with gooey cheese and a Bloody Mary for breakfast is your thing, The Eye Opener is your spot. It has a variety of breakfast classics: omelettes, pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, gourmet coffees and teas, and more. When I went with my family for breakfast, I got a giant omelette loade...

A reply to a response

By Grant Morgan, Editor-In-Chief

October 5, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

A week ago I wrote an editorial about how the familiar Christian proselytizers who come onto campus each semester play an important role in making students reflect on their assumptions about life, and how frustration students feel at the men’s presence is only frustration students allow themselves to feel, w...

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

Response to ‘A bad showing for students’

October 3, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor, Showcase

I read [the Buchtelite’s editorial of Sept. 29 called “A bad showing for students”] because it focused on that group. The one that comes on campus every semester since I attended (and before). The group that ignites fear and frustration, debates and fights, among the community. My experiences...

A Republican presidency would be a disaster for religious tolerance

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

October 3, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints, Opinion

The current Republican platform claims that education includes the importance of “the handing over of a cultural identity.” Such a cultural identity within the republican psyche includes an evangelical conception of Christianity that would advocate for a religious curriculum strictly based on th...

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

Rubber City Clothing: Hidden Gem of Akron 10-04-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

While it may be more well known than some of my previous Hidden Gems, Rubber City Clothing should be a go-to for any Akronite, native or new, who needs some Akron-proud gear in their wardrobe. For those who may not be familiar with Akron’s history, this city was the “Rubber Capital of the World”...

A bad showing for students

By Grant Morgan, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

University of Akron students do not put on a good showing when, as happens every semester – I mean literally every semester – that familiar Christian group takes positions outside Bierce Library to proselytize. They came on Tuesday of this week (see the front page for pictures and quotes). You...

THE REEL: Film Reviews

THE REEL: Film Reviews

By Kelcie Erbse "The Film Addict"

September 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

Film: Magnificent Seven There are different types of people when it comes to seeing a movie: people who strictly pirate, those who go just for date night, the occasional goers, or even those who get their mothers to drive them there. Then there are attendants who go weekly, if not more often. Then...

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

One of a Kind Pet Rescue: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-29-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

I encourage everyone to adopt from this shelter. It’s a non-profit organization that is funded by donations. From its website, oneofakindpets.com, this is its mission statement: “One of a Kind Pet Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of homeless pets in imminent danger of euthanasia, spaying/n...

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

The Bookseller: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-27-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

I was driving down the road behind Swensons Drive-In the other day and I saw this shop, The Bookseller, out of the corner of my eye. I quickly pulled into the parking lot because I knew it would be perfect for my next Hidden Gem. Having discovered it by accident, I stepped inside and was greeted ...

Donald Trump and the threat to the international mindset

By Nick Golina, njg44@zips.uakron.edu

September 26, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump has a very selective nostalgia on decades and trends that have collectively framed the American identity. Trump seems to have an appreciation for the 1950s, when social harmony between people from all walks of life was not a pressing issue of the American...

Let’s talk with: Megan Bodenschatz

By Megan Bodenschatz, USG

September 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials

While I recognize the challenges that our great University has faced, we need to stop focusing on the mistakes of the past and begin to look to the opportunities of the future. I am extremely proud to be a Zip and of the accomplishments I have obtained while at The University of Akron, and I encourage all o...

Why Akron is a little weird

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I sincerely love Akron. I was born here and as much as I like living here, I have noticed some things that have struck me as a little weird. We still get nerdily excited when we see the Goodyear blimp, as if it isn’t a common sight in Akron. We call the strip of grass on the side of the road...

Village Discount Outlet: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-22-16

Village Discount Outlet: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-22-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

I’m a self-proclaimed master at thrifting. I step out of the house in an outfit made entirely of thrift store finds and still feel like a billion bucks. I love when someone compliments me on something and their look of confusion and surprise, and sometimes disgust, when I tell them where I got it. ...

Lewis C. Turner Amphitheater: Hidden Gem of (U)Akron 9-20-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For this week’s Campus Voice question, I asked students where they like to go to clear their minds and relax. So for today’s Hidden Gem, I thought I’d tell you a spot that I like to go when I need to clear my mind. Behind the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences is the Lewis C. Turner Amphit...

Take my blood, I want a burrito

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

I was sitting in class as my stomach let out an angry growl. It’d been hours since I’d had breakfast. Even though I still had a salad with fruits and vegetables in the second pouch of my backpack, I thought, “I should go give blood so I can get Chipotle.” It’s somewhat unethical, I know. I’m emb...

Akron Glass Works: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-15-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems

Akron Glass Works has been providing Akronites with a hands-on glassblowing experience for 10 years and is currently the only glassblowing studio and gallery in Akron. It was previously located across from Luigi’s in the Northside District, but is now located just around the corner from campus. It also...

Let’s talk with: John Zipp

September 15, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Below is the second installment of The Buchtelite’s “Let’s talk with” series. This week’s letter is from John Zipp, professor of sociology and president and spokesperson for the Akron chapter of the American Association of University Professors (Akron-AAUP), the faculty union. Zipp is also ...

Fourteen Things Every Freshman Needs to Hear

September 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

  Do your homework & assignments. Hey guys, mom here. Not really, but one big thing a lot of freshmen don’t seem to understand is how important homework and assignments really are. Trust me: professors know if you actually did the homework or not — even if they don’t collect it for ...

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

Don Drumm Studios & Gallery: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-13-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 12, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

Today’s Hidden Gem of Akron, Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, is within walking distance of campus - so there’s no excuse for not checking it out. Why not absorb some art during a break between classes? Much better than lounging at the Student Union for hours, am I right? The gallery is located n...

Let’s talk with: Jane Bond

September 7, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Over the next few weeks, The Buchtelite will be publishing letters from important people who played important parts in the events of the last year at UA, specifically those dealing with the beleaguered administration, the myriad initiatives, and the many changes that occurred. The writers of these letters have latitude t...

Welcome Back

By Staff

September 7, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Hello everyone, and welcome back to fall semester at The University of Akron. We hope your classes have started smoothly and you are engaged in your work. We’d like to mention three things in this piece. First, who we are; second, what we’re like; third, some thoughts on the University.   Who w...

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

Chill Artisan Ice Cream: Hidden Gem of Akron 9-8-16

By Michelle DeShon, Opinion Editor

September 7, 2016


Filed under Hidden Gems, Showcase

During the last few weeks of the summer I was on a date night with my boyfriend. As we were walking down High Street near Nightlight Cinema, I noticed a quirky ice cream sign on the side of a brick building. The location of this place is somewhat odd, but you definitely don’t want to miss it. We ...

Farewell!

Farewell!

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

May 4, 2016


Filed under Editorials

It’s the end of another semester, another school year, and truly we hope the best for you both during finals and afterward. (Even if it seems unlikely, you will do better than you think if you believe it to be so.) For those who are graduating forever, farewell! For those whose completion o...

Go Red for Women luncheon

By Noor Najjar, Student Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Life is full of many great moments to cherish such as weddings, anniversaries, college acceptances, and graduations. Many pre-med students probably know that the number one non-communicable disease and killer in the United States is heart disease, with many risk factors such as bad diet, genetics, and...

Conquering crutches

By Megan Hanft, Student Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Over the course of two semesters at The University of Akron, I have encountered numerous friends and students that are unable to fully participate in or efficiently get to class. The realization that some people struggle with these various tasks came to me when I had to help a friend on crutches make ...

Being the change: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Nicholas Smith, Student Writer

May 4, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Sexual assault is not only a prevalent problem in the United States military, but it also is a plague across college campuses everywhere.  This year at The University of Akron, the ROTC program decided to step up its commitment to conquering this endless epidemic by attending two events hosted by the Univer...

Volunteer for Hunger walk by the Akron Area Interfaith Council

By Noor Najjar, Student Writer

April 27, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

As a Muslim-American living in the United States, I oftentimes find myself questioning a core aspect on which this great nation was built: freedom of religion. Elections are nearing and Donald Trump is being censored for his comments in regard to Muslims in the United States — shocking comments that s...

6 things you should do this summer instead of interning

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion

While many Zips may cross their required internship or co-op off their list this summer, others are faced with needing to fill in a list of what-to-do-for-four-months. Students who do not land their internship or co-op for the summer should not be discouraged, as there are semesters awaiting to b...

An apostrophe to Zak

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 21, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Under the tender remembrance and hopeful charity of yesterday’s food-packaging event held in memory of Zak Husein, the UA student arbitrarily shot and killed last December, lies the quiet disclosure of a lesson to us all: to realize what we have. In the hustle of a University life, in the never-ending...

New way to conquer job searching

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 20, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Graduation for many Zips is quickly approaching. While many are eager to receive their diplomas, many may have a job dangling over their heads. What should I be searching for? What job options are the best for me? As of the past week, LinkedIn unveiled its very own LinkedIn Students app, available for...

Bernie Sanders’ disastrous trade proposal

By Nicholas Golina, Student Writer

April 20, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said he would renegotiate every trade deal made by the United States under new criteria. Sanders claims the U.S. can do this by negotiating trade deals based on equal and stringent labor and environm...

Post-secondary madness

By Kortney Ferrell, Writer

April 18, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

If you have stepped foot in the Polsky building this semester, you may have noticed a large group of disruptive students. I have taken the initiative to politely confront various students to get a better understanding of why they cause a scene so often. I found out that they are post-secondary student...

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

Grateful for Pavloff’s consideration

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 14, 2016


Filed under Editorials

At the end of yesterday’s Board of Trustees meeting, Kelsey Watson, head of the Akron chapter of the Ohio Student Association, approached Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff with a three-page document in her hand. It was a letter, addressed to “Mr. Pavloff and the Board of Trustees,” containing g...

What every Zip should know about sexual assault

What every  Zip should know about sexual assault

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

April 6, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The National Institute of Justice estimates that “for every 1,000 women attending a college or university, there are 35 incidents of rape each academic year.” Female students are considered to be one of the most vulnerable age groups for sexual assault. The first six weeks of college are consid...

Zips must take a stand against sexual assault

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

April 6, 2016


Filed under Editorials

This month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Campus sexual assault has long been an issue and in 2016, it is more visible than ever. Many groups -from student activists, dean of students, and Greek life to the White House administration – are taking action.   It is time for all of us to take a stand. Ac...

Who we’re voting for

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 31, 2016


Filed under Editorials

The Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a first-rate debate yesterday in which the characters, opinions and platforms of its presidential and vice presidential candidates were well illumined. Both pairs of candidates are impressive and unequivocally well-qualified. But though the Isaac Lamp...

Iran’s Parliamentary Elections Show the Success of the Iran Nuclear Deal

By Nicholas Golina, Student Writer

March 30, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

On February 28, 2016, BBC News reported that the reformist parties of Iran have recently gained 30 seats in the parliamentary elections as well as gaining greater influence within the Assembly of Experts, which the clerical body in charge of choosing the next supreme leader of Iran. This recent gain in...

The coddling of the student mind

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A movement has risen among America’s universities to clean campuses of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. In September 2015, Greg Lukianoff, president of The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist and professor...

Importance of formulating political beliefs

Importance of formulating political beliefs

By Brittany Gregg, Opinion Editor

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For many freshmen in college, this is the first time they are able to vote in a big election; being knowledgeable about candidates, issues, and politics in general is key. Though it is apparent through The Buchtelite’s political Campus Voice segments of the past few weeks, many Zips have said politics...

USG should take action after survey

By Buchtelite Editorial Board

March 17, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Several weeks ago, at a time when tension ran high on campus after the Faculty Senate’s overwhelming no-confidence vote in President Scott Scarborough, UA’s Undergraduate Student Government issued a comprehensive survey to its constituents because its leadership was hesitant to act without a clear...

A voice to be heard

By Youngbin Jeong, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

Many people, especially younger generations, are discouraged by politics and voting due to negative publicity and information from news and peers. Many students show an expression of discontent about politicians and achievements by governments of any level because they believe politicians are not act...

Students need a microwave in Bierce Library

By Tyra Porter, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

Bierce Library offers a variety of resources for students. For instance, we have librarians to help students with research and a tutoring lab for math and writing. Students can rent laptops and movies. We have a place to eat lunch in Einstein Bagels on the first floor However, Bierce Library is ...

‘Death of a Student’

By Allyson Smith, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Letters to the Editor

As a student at the University of Akron, I am weary and appalled by the current state of "politics" impacting our campus. In response, I wrote the following poem:   My parents aren’t rich but I’ve got a 3.8. They don’t know anyone… but my resume is great! “Well, that’s to...

Flexibility

By Melissa Lawrence, Student Writer

March 16, 2016


Filed under Guest Viewpoints

In today’s society, majority of college students are working while they are in college to help them pay for their schooling, or just to make some extra money. Usually wherever they are working, their place of employment attempts to work around the times they are in class, but what happens when their...

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